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Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope

Item# ZHUP001
 
4.0

(117 Ratings)

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What's Included?

Telescope, Tripod, 2 Eyepieces, Motor Drive, Accessory Tray

Description

A bestselling item by Zhumell, the Eclipse 114 Reflector Telescope with motor drive offers ample power for deep-sky viewing. It's also very easy to use, making it a perfect choice for the beginning astronomer, yet advanced enough for the more technically adept. With its 114mm aperture, this telescope gathers sufficient light for stunning lunar observation, detailed stargazing, and exciting planetary views.

 

Equipped with motor drive, this telescope automatically compensates for the rotation of the earth. That means once you locate your desired object, no further adjustments are required. The celestial object will remain in the eyepiece's field of view, without any of the vibrations associated with manual adjustments to disrupt your observation.

 

With its user-friendly equatorial mount, multi-coated optics for clear images, tripod, and clock motor drive, all at an unbeatable price, a beginning user truly can't go wrong with this telescope. There's even a full 3-year warranty from Zhumell to provide peace of mind.

 

Key features include:

 

  • 114mm objective lens
  • Motor drive
  • Adjustable, full-size tripod
  • Accessory tray
  • Equatorial mount with slow motion controls
  • 1.25-inch focuser
  • 2 eyepieces - 9mm (112x) and 20mm (50x)

Supplier Sku:
NT02-1000114

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters , Viewing Nebulae

Features

Equatorial Mount

Brand

Zhumell

Usage

For the Enthusiast

Objective Lens Diameter

114 mm

Weight Complete

29 lbs

Finderscope

6x30

GPS

No

GoTo

No

Telescopes Series

Zhumell Telescopes

Optical Design

Reflector

Aperture

114mm

Focal Length

1000 mm

Focal Ratio

f/8.8

Mount Design

Equatorial

Eyepiece 1

9mm

Star Diagonal

1.25 Inches

User Level

For the Enthusiast

Component

20mm Eyepiece 2

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Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope
 
4.0

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (52)
  • Accurate (47)
  • Quality lenses (37)
  • Compact (25)
  • Lightweight (14)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (16)
  • Unstable (15)
  • Difficult to focus (11)
  • Poor lens quality (11)
  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (86)
  • Bird watching (17)
  • Bright conditions (6)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (81), Avid adventurer (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great telescope, but read this 1st

I like this telescope, but the instruction manual as it came packaged with it was terrible in that it was a very poor photocopy of the manual. I recommend you download the manual from...Read complete review

I like this telescope, but the instruction manual as it came packaged with it was terrible in that it was a very poor photocopy of the manual. I recommend you download the manual from http://www.zhumell.com/manuals/Eclipse_user_guide.pdf and then you can copy the pictures with much better results to see how it goes together. Thsi is right from the manufacturers site. It was almost impossible to figure out how to mount the motor without the photo of the manual

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor optics + instruction

I purchased this scope along with the Zhumell eyepiece kit as a supplement to an 8" dobsonian I own.

Pros:
It's definitely not made for deep space observation, but the...Read complete review

I purchased this scope along with the Zhumell eyepiece kit as a supplement to an 8" dobsonian I own.

Pros:
It's definitely not made for deep space observation, but the planetary views this smaller aperture scope can serve up are spectacular. Jupiter is in a great position at this time and I can see plenty of detail with this scope and some decent eyepieces.

Cons:
First off, the included manual is outright _horrible_. Confusing assembly instructions and no collimation information at all would make this a nightmare to a beginner. The lack of collimation instructions is a real shame as mine came with very poor alignment (10 minutes with a laser collimator fixed it). The procedures for aligning the equatorial mount are not very helpful at all - I would recommend that a beginner google for tips on this.

Second, the optics are pretty poor. The included finder scope is more useless than just sighting down the barrel - I recommend just tossing it. Also, the eyepieces have very, very short eye relief (eyeglass wearers will be unhappy).

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1.0

cheaply made

By Cesar

from Miami florida

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Difficult To Focus
  • Difficult to Use
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Bird Watching

Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

this telescope was is very cheaply made. I could not even line the finderscope before the plastic nut lost its grip. the motor drive did nothing and after just one day of use one of the attaching arm broke making it even more useless. i will return for money back

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Excellent product and price.

By Lonnie

from Batesville, Arkansas

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Difficult to Use

Best Uses

  • Astronomy

Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

Outstanding Quality at a very handsome price.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

First Telescope

By Christopher

from BOCA RATON,FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

    Love this telescope! Great for a beginner like myself. Finally, after a week of waiting, it's clear outside and got to see incredible views of the moon. Was also able to see Saturns ring tonight and it completely blew me away!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    good buy for the price

    By Jerry

    from DENVER,CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Beginner
    • Difficult to Use

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

    I was told that celestrons were better made but think this scope is equally comparable to the celestron.
    Still figuring out how to work it

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    It is a good telescope.

    By Sieglinde

    from EVANSVILLE,IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

      I love it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Easy and Fantastic

      By William

      from LAGRANGE HLDS,IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Travel

        Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

        Fast delivery and easy setup great for the price!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice Scope

        By Herb

        from DENVER,CO

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

        This is a nice scope. very well built and sturdy. The Tripod cold be better. It's lightweight, and could be a little strong. Although, this set - up is supposed to be for portability, but no case. Set - uo took about 30 minutes. Not hard at all. I really have not use it. It's be cloudy here. Although, I did sight it in during the day and found it to be pretty powerful. I zeroed in on a swamp cooler a block away and was able to read the label without any trouble. Easy to focus, and the finder scope is fine. Thus, I'm sure viewing the sky is going to be a piece of cake. The motor works, although the batteries that come with it are old. Mine were pretty much drained. I though the motor was junk as a few others posted, but I switched out the batteries with some fresh ones, and the motor works fine. Just be sure to disengage when not in use, as the instructions say, or you'll break it. All in, for a first time scope user, I think this one will work out just fine for me. I'm glad I bout it. Get the Zhumell eyepiece set, it'll surprise you. I bought it, and glad I did.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        No.1 telescope between all telescopes

        By Karuththiruman

        from TORONTO,ZZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor Lens Quality

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

        As far as I know,last and first reflector telescope. I would not recommend others.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Prefect

        By Deborah

        from QUEENSBURY,NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bird Watching

          Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

          Perfect for beginner astronomer

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good, cheap, beginner telescope.

          By Brandon

          from Superior, Colorado

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult To Focus
          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Solar System Viewing

          Comments about Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope:

          The telescope shipped on time and arrived on time but came with no instrutions. I was able to figure it out without them anyway, but if you're someone who requires those I hear that it has been a problem with this telescope. The Motor Drive is nearly impossible to get to work, the slot keeps slipping over the knob that it should be turning. It is a 4.5 inch aperture, so don't expect to see nebulae or a lot of the Messier objects. You can see the planets, make out Saturn's rings, and Jupiter's 4 big moons. Mars and Venus aren't really too much to look at though. The biggest fault with this is that the mount is so unstable which also made focusing a bit of a task. You can't touch the telescope without having your image fly all over the place. I'd recommend this as a starter if you have 150 dollars to spend on learning how to use a telescope. It serves as a great tool to learn where things are in the sky and how to find them wihtout a GOTO system. It was my first telescope and I'd say for what it is and what I was looking for, it served me well. But now I'm upgrading to a Celestron NexStar 8SE.

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          • No

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          Customer Q & A

          Q1: What is the motor drive for? Will the image I see be right side up, or upside down?

          A: The motor drive is used on telescopes that do not have a GoTo system. You turn on the drive when you find an object you want to view and adjust the speed actuator so that the telescope will move with the object. The drive helps eliminate some of the manual functions you have to perform on your telescope. The images you view in the sky will be upside down and inverted.

          Q2: Does this come with a case?

          A: The Zhumell Eclipse 114 with Motor Drive Reflector Telescope does not come with a case.

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